Here it is, the schedule all you Cincinnati Bengals fans have been waiting for. The Cincinnati Bengals 2014 schedule has been released and without further or due here it is:
Week 1: Cincinnati at Baltimore, Sunday September 7th 1pm
Week 3: Cincinnati vs. Tennessee, Sunday September 21st 1pm
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Cincinnati at New England, Sunday October 5th 8:30pm
Week 6: Cincinnati vs. Carolina, Sunday October 12th 1pm
Week 7: Cincinnati at Indianapolis, Sunday October 19th 1pm
Week 8: Cincinnati vs. Baltimore, Sunday October 26th 1pm
Week 9: Cincinnati vs. Jacksonville, Sunday November 2nd 1pm
Week 10: Cincinnati vs. Cleveland, Thursday November 6th 8:25pm
Week 11: Cincinnati at New Orleans, Sunday November 16th 1pm
Week 12: Cincinnati at Houston, Sunday November 23rd 1pm
Week 13: Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, Sunday November 30th 1pm
Week 14: Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh, Sunday December 7th 1pm
Week 15: Cincinnati at Cleveland, Sunday December 14th 1pm
Week 16: Cincinnati vs. Denver, Monday December 22nd 8:30pm
Week 17: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday December 28th 1pm
There it is folks. Now the question comes how many games will the Bengals win this season? After an 11-5 record in 2013 Cincinnati looks to build off of that. Unfortunately they may not be able to.
Games against New England, Denver, Carolina, Indianapolis, and New Orleans could all easily be losses for a team that lost a key defensive player and has not added much in terms of offensive power.
In conference the Bengals could easily win the division again. Cleveland will likely be bad again this season, Pittsburgh continues to rebuild without much avail, Baltimore will once again be the biggest challenger to the Bengals.
Prediction: 10-5, wildcard birth, 4th first round exit in a row.
Not a popular statement but a realist one.